We have taken on a Pembroke Corgi who was being fostered by our vet’s niece who is a dog trainer and behaviourist. Her name is Zorra(Spanish for fox) and she is faun with a white streak on the back of her head. She is 8-10 months old and is a very nice dog! So now she is one of the 1482 Wild Dogs!
I am looking at 2 boxes of Plum tomatoes one box weighs 34 lbs and the other box weighs 37lbs. I also received 21lbs of baby beets and have 10lbs of cucumbers that Brandon is planning to make sour pickles for home use only. It will be a late night!
It was supposed to rain today, but it ended up being a beautiful day ,bright ,warm and sunny. After the farmers market I went to pick Raspberries at Pustizzi Fruit Farm in Boscawen NH and I will go back tomorrow if the weather holds to pick blueberries. I love picking berries at Joe’s , it is relaxing and most of the time I am the only one who is picking. So I pump up the tunes on my MP3 player and pick till I reach 7lbs for blueberries and at least 2lbs for raspberries.
I stopped at Richardson’s on my way home to get tomatoes and a quart of their home made Vanilla Ice cream, which I am planning to eat soon with some of the Nectarine Raspberry compote.
A dozen plus ears of corn are steamed and ready to take off the cob. The corn will be added to the Zucchini,onions and colored peppers for the Corn Zucchini relish.
It was 67 degrees when we went out and started to pick at 7:30am. The blueberries weren’t quite ripe , so Brandon only picked 4.5 lbs, I didn’t do much better with the raspberries and picked 3.25lbs. Later I went out to get some grocery items and stopped at Apple Hill in Concord, NH and they had a box of nectarines that were seconds, so when I got home I took some of the raspberries and the nectarines and made Nectarines in Raspberry syrup (Compote). I think the next batch I should thicken the syrup some more before adding the Nectarines.
I also made Cucumber pickles with lemon and tomorrow I plan to make Barbecue Relish, which is Zucchini based.
The farmer who I got my beets from last season ,told me today “the beets are ready”. I plan to make 50 jars of pickled beets this season, I only did 31 last season. So I need to figure out what poundage I need to get to the 50 jar mark. The pickled beets will be ready to eat by the beginning of September.
This afternoon I am making lemony Blueberry Lavender Marmalade! Brandon has been picking blueberries for me while I am working off the farm. I am hoping to pick blueberries tomorrow morning before I go back to work…we shall see!
On a sad note…we had to put our boy dog Cooper down (he was 12) as he had lymphoma…rest in peace Coop,you were an awesome dog and we will miss you.
I have to thank my husband for picking and preparing 60lbs of strawberries for freezing!!!!!!! There should be Strawberry Balsamic jelly and Strawberry jam very soon! But cucumbers are starting to come in and making pickles may move to the top of the canning list!
See you at the Markets!
The weekend rain has been welcome and needed, but I am glad that the predictions for the first days of the summer markets will be sunny and in the 70’s.
order ahead and pick up at the Summer Market (June 5th, 2015 – Oct 16th, 2015):
The Gazebo in Center Park, next to Weare Middle School intersection East Rd and N Stark Hwy across from the Weare Center Store
3-6:00 PM Fridays
Saturdays 9 am to Noon
June 6th, 2015 – October 31st, 2015
Hope to see everyone there!
We make egg salad.
Now I love egg salad, but I would prefer to have customers buy the eggs. We get enough eggs, due to an egg not being perfect or cracked. So don’t forget to buy eggs at the next market and come early so you get all the eggs you want!
Don’t get me wrong I love eggs and I cook with them all the time. But once you are use to fresh eggs, having a box of uncooked eggs in the fridge for more than a week just feels wrong. So make the red hens happy and don’t forget your box of incredible, edible eggs!